Raymond Ochoa

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Ochoa in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 12, 2001

*37.5% Mexican
*25% Italian
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% Filipino
*12.5% mix of English, German, Scottish, and Irish

Raymond Ochoa is an American actor. He voiced the lead character, Arlo, in the 2015 Pixar film The Good Dinosaur. He is the brother of actors Ryan Ochoa, Rick Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, and Destiny Ochoa.

Raymond has described himself as a “white Mexican.” He also has an Italian-American maternal grandmother, a Jewish paternal great-grandfather, a Filipino maternal great-grandfather, and a maternal great-grandmother who was of English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

The surname Ochoa is usually Basque.

Raymond’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of William Solgonick/Solganick and Mary Isabel Garcia. Raymond’s great-grandfather William was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish/Ukrainian Jewish parents, Louis Solgonick, from Kruti, and Kat/Katie/Kate/Gittel Rosen/Resnick, from Zhitmoir. Raymond’s great-grandmother Mary was of Mexican descent, and was the daughter of Pedro E. Garcia and Mary Calmenero/Colmernero.

Raymond’s maternal grandfather is the son of Dalmacio/Alex Mayo Espero and Mary Grace Wilson. Raymond’s great-grandfather Dalmacio was born in Municipality of Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. Raymond’s great-grandmother Mary had English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of Ira Elmer Wilson and Jane Sophia Reener.

Raymond’s maternal grandmother is Arlene Frances DeRenzi (the daughter of Mario Frank Derenzi/De Renzi and Doralba Juliana Pignataro). Arlene was born in California. Mario was the son of Grazioso/Gray Bimgnamo Derenzi/De Renzi, from Verbicaro Cosenza Province, Calabria, Italy, and of Lena Antoinette Mangano, whose family was also Italian. Doralba was also the daughter of Italian parents, from Calabria, Salvatore Pignataro, from Verbicaro, Cosenza, and Josephine Helen Lucchesi.

Sources: Interview with Raymond’s brother Ryan about their background – http://sdjewishjournal.com

Marriage record of Raymond’s paternal great-grandparents, William Solgonick and Mary Isabel Garcia – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Raymond’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Grace Wilson – https://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Raymond’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Jane Sophia (Reener) Wilson (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Raymond’s maternal great-grandmother, Doralba Juliana (Pignataro) DeRenzi – https://www.thereporter.com

10 Responses

  1. andrew says:


    Mary Grace Wilson had also distant Scottish ancestry

    Genealogy of Raymond’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Velma Funderburk (through Martha’s sister, Mary Funderburk) – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Funderburk-Family-Tree-82

    It turns out that Raymond Ochoa’s 15th great-grandfather was… Martin Luther!

    • andrew says:

      also the Ochoas and Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish novelist, are 2nd cousins, 8 times removed, through their shared ancestors who belong to the notable Clan Scott.

  2. dauren says:

    Hey, what’s wrong with ethniccelebs? there is no f****** Mexican nation (United Mexican States), but I guess the boy is European, smth happened with political correctness?

  3. madman says:

    The surname Ochoa is of Basque origin

  4. phaedra says:

    Neanderthal child?

  5. allennox says:

    Unless if the camera was to bright those tight eyes scream of some sort of native influence.

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